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Name
Federal Institute of Hydrology (BFG)
Native name
Bundesanstalt fur Gewasserkunde (BfG)
Address
Am Mainzer Tor 1 D-56068 Koblenz
Zipcode
56068
City
Koblenz
Country
Germany
Phone
+49 (0)261 1306 0
Fax
+49 (0)261 1306 5302
Email
posteingang@bafg.de
Centre Website
http://www.bafg.de

organisation profile

Being part of the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing (BMVBW), it is our mission to contribute to the implementation and operation of an efficient and environment-friendly transport system. By improving our national infrastructure we want to boost Germany's economic power, strengthen Germany as an investment and industrial location and secure its position in a European context. Our country's major rivers and coastal waters are lifelines that are used in many different ways. These waters provide transport routes that are both economic and environment-friendly. Their maintenance and the development of their transport function requires supra-regional and international responsibility and co-operation. Accordingly, all inland waterways in federal ownership (large rivers, routes through lakes, and canals) that serve for the general transport of passengers and freight are controlled by the national government through the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV) according to the German Waterway Act (WaStrG). The federal waterways include also the waterways in the national coastal waters. n close co-operation with the Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV) we operate comprehensive monitoring networks which focus on morphology, water quality, ecotoxicology, radiology, or macrozoobenthos. Through our work for the WSV sediment survey and its permanent monitoring stations (DMS SK), to the network of radiological warning stations (RWS), and the water sampling and monitoring stations (WUK), which were installed to collect evidence in the context of waterway development projects, we have a nationwide presence. For the German Environmental Ministry we regularly monitor water, sediment, and suspended matter in transboundary rivers and lakes and in coastal waters. Through our work for the WSV sediment survey and its permanent monitoring stations (DMS SK), to the network of radiological warning stations (RWS), and the water sampling and monitoring stations (WUK), which were installed to collect evidence in the context of waterway development projects, we have a nationwide presence. For the German Environmental Ministry we regularly monitor water, sediment, and suspended matter in transboundary rivers and lakes and in coastal waters.

results in other services

  • Data Discovery & Access service - Data Originators (CDI)
  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)

edmo metadata

EDMO record id
988
Collating centre
German Oceanographic Datacentre (DOD)
Latest update
30 June 2008 3:55:04 PM